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Elder Park

King William Road

Adelaide, SA 5000

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Begin Australia Day with this powerful Smoking Ceremony, hosted by senior Kaurna leaders on Kaurna land at Elder Park/Tarntanya Wama.

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Australia Day 2022 will begin with a powerful Smoking Ceremony, hosted by senior Kaurna leaders on Kaurna land at Elder Park/Tarntanya Wama. In the customs of the First Nations peoples, the burning of native plants produces a cleansing of smoke for healing and acknowledgment on this day. The ceremony acknowledges the past, and present First Nations People and reflects on their relationship to Country, waters, and seas.

All are welcome to the Smoking Ceremony, which is a time for reflection, inclusion and reconciliation. Join with our First Nations peoples as a sign of respect and to honour their cultures and elders.

The ceremony will feature a speech by Kaurna Elder Rosemary Kudnarto Wanganeen, a performance by renowned singer and musician Nancy Bates and the unveiling of a stunning Sand Painting created by First Nations artist Derik Lynch in collaboration with Kaurna elder Frank Wanganeen.

Elder Park/Tarntanya Wama.

Wednesday January 26 from 8am to 9am.

Free entry. Bookings essential.

Smoking Ceremony is presented in partnership with the City of Adelaide, SA Power Networks and SARAH Constructions. Assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council, and supported by the Government of South Australia.

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The Australia Day Council of South Australia (ADCSA) is an independent, non-profit, membership-based association. 

Our vision is to inspire national pride and spirit to enrich the life of all Australians. ADCSA works with and for the community to unite the people of South Australia, to celebrate excellence in our communities and to discuss our national identity. 

ADCSA at its core, is about promoting the meaning of Australia Day and deepening community spirit. We work to encourage all South Australians to reflect and discuss what it means to be an Australian. We promote Active Citizenship through our work across the community in celebrating our diversity, inspiring communities and actively contributing to building an inclusive Australia.

We also recognise the outstanding contributions and service of South Australians to the community through the Australian of the Year Awards.

To encourage all Australians to tell the "Story of Us", about Australia and being Australian, we host major events and programs across the year to which we invite you to attend.

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